Baseball: Ex-MLB pitcher Iwakuma to retire at end of season
Baseball: Ex-MLB pitcher Iwakuma to retire at end of season

Yomiuri Giants pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma, who has a combined 170 wins over his career in Japan and the major leagues, plans to retire at the end of the season, his club announced Monday.Iwakuma returned to Nippon Professional Baseball in 2019 after six years with the Seattle Mariners but has yet to pitch for the Giants’ top team due to lingering shoulder issues following a 2017 surgery that derailed his career in the majors.The 39-year-old plans to speak at a press conference on Friday.Before going overseas, Iwakuma had a standout career with the Kintetsu Buffaloes, now the Orix Buffaloes, and R…

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